Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Northeast Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conference

Pennsylvania’s forests provide us with untold economic, ecological, and social benefits. While many believe the state owns most of the forestland when in reality, seven out of ten acres is privately owned. To provide proper stewardship of their forests landowners need an understand-ing of specific, "essential" information. This con-ference is intended to serve as a landowner’s guide to forest ownership. I hope you will plan to join us for a day of learning. The event will occur on Saturday - March 16, 2013 at Keystone College in LaPlume PA from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Meeting place will be the Hibbard Campus Center - Evans Hall

The schedule for the day

8:30am Registration

9:00am The Importance of Private Forestland Stewardship in the Pennsylvania Landscape - Matt Keefer, Assistant State Forester, DCNR Bureau of Forestry
9:15 Utility ROW Management Regulations and Options for Forest Landowners Mary Baker, Forester, PPL Utilities
10:00 Break
10:30 Forestland Stewardship Incentive Programs for Private Forest Landowners - Andrew Duncan, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry
11:15 Insect and Disease Forest Pest Update Tim Marasco, Bureau of Forestry
12:00pm Lunch (provided)

Concurrent Sessions

A - Forest Industry Picture: Today and Tomorrow - Mark Lewis, Lewis Lumber Products

B - Gas Lease Wildlife Habitat Restoration - Bob Hobbes, Consulting Forester
A - The Knowledge Connection for Private Forest Landowners Chad Gadsby, PA Bureau of Forestry

B - Invasive Species ID and Control Options - Carrie Gilbert, Ecological Services, PA Bureau of Forestry
2:30pm Break
A - Utilizing and Marketing Low Grade Forest Products from Your Woodlands Joseph Ulozas, Assistant District Forester, Bureau of Forestry

B - Prescribed Burning on Pennsylvania Private Forest Lands - Michael Kern, Forest Fire Protection, Bureau of Forestry

3:30pm Closing Remarks   To Register Registration Fee:$25 per person Registrations must be received byMarch 8, 2013
Please make checks payable to: PSCE - Luzerne

Mail the registration form and payment to:
Forest Landowners Conference
Luzerne County Cooperative Extension
16 Luzerne Avenue, Suite 200
West Pittston, PA 18643

For More Information Contact:
Vincent Cotrone via email at
Or call the Luzerne County Extension Office:  570-825-1701

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About B.F. Environmental Consultants, Inc.

B.F. Environmental Consultants, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos, has been providing professional geological, soils, hydrogeological, and environmental consulting services since 1985. The company specializes in the following areas: hydrogeological and wastewater evaluations for siting land-based wastewater disposal systems; soils consulting (soil scientists), environmental monitoring, overseeing the siting, exploration, and development of community/ commercial water supply sources; environmental training/ professional training courses, and other environmental services. For more information about B.F. Environmental Consultants, visit and

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